Post*45

Post*45 is a collective of scholars working on American literature and culture since 1945. The group was founded in 2006 and has met annually since to discuss new work in the field. We celebrated our fifth year of existence with a larger conference at the Rock Hall in Cleveland, April 29 & 30th, 2011. In November of 2013, the board voted to invite scholars in the field to propose Post45 conferences to be hosted at their own institutions. A Post*45 event will be hosted at the University of Iowa, organized by Dr. Loren Glass.

Post*45 is committed to the discussion of work-in-progress among a relatively small group of scholars. The format of the symposium ensures lively and substantive discussion of cutting-edge work in the field, and allows participants to exchange ideas and receive feedback while the work is still in development.

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 9:00am to Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 5:00pm
Post45 is a collective of scholars working on American literature and culture since 1945. The group was founded in 2006 and has met annually since to discuss new work in the field. This meeting of scholars is organized by Prof. Loren Glass (English).
Director , University of Iowa , English
Dr. Loren Glass is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Iowa. His research is centrally engaged with the relationship between literature and popular culture, mostly, though not exclusively, in the twentieth-century United States. Methodologically, his approach to this relationship combines sociological analysis of the cultural field with close readings of individual texts, which is why he considers his work as falling under the rubric of cultural studies. His book, Authors Inc.: Literary Celebrity in...